Monthly Archives: March 2015

Apocalypse Weird: The Dark Knight

Apocalypse Weird: The Red King by Nick Cole was a fascinating introduction to this new shared universe of crazy stories. Multiple authors are contributing, and that is going to keep this series fresh and exciting, as we see the apocalypse from multiple perspectives, writers, and settings. Cole’s novel is labeled as WYRD 1.0 in the […]

Apocalypse Weird: Texocalypse Now

Though I often read books to learn things (and those books are usually nonfiction), my primary reason to read is to be entertained. Having gotten my degree in English Education, I’ve read lots and lots of classics (Dickens, Faulkner, Hemingway, and all their friends), and what are considered important works of contemporary fiction such as […]

Birth of Modern Fantasy

If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings, Conan, or Superman, and enjoy reading about the historical aspects of the fantasy genre, then McFarland Books might have just what you are looking for. J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy by Deke Parsons is number 47 in McFarland’s […]

Dark Screams: Volume Two

While I didn’t like Dark Screams: Volume Two as much as I did Volume One, it is still an entertaining read for the price. I was excited to see that it contained a Robert McCammon story, “The Deep End,” but it turned out to be one I read when it was originally released back in […]